Work Experience

National Capital Presbytery; Rockville, MD

Mission Specialist (Part-time)
12/15-present

  • 108 churches and NCDs
  • ~33,000 members
  • One of the most diverse Presbyteries in the country
  • Contains churches of nearly every community type

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as a resource to congregations looking to make their mission outreach more effective
  • Function as a connector between churches who are pursuing similar mission outreach activies and ministries
  • Communicate the Mission Activities of the Presbytery to Churches
    Build relationships with key church and community leaders
  • Provide administrative staff support to the Mission Coordination Committee

Adelphi Presbyterian Church; Adelphi, MD

Pastor
2/13-present  (part time beginning 12/15)

  • 86 members
  • ~60 average worship
  • multicultural/new immigrant
  • first ring suburban

Primary Accomplishments: Witness to Church growth (membership: 80 to 86 members/Average Worship attendance: 50 to mid 60s) and increased giving (%10 increase from 2013 to 2014), overseeing visioning process, began creation of operations manual, facilitated leadership development, strengthened pre-existing congregational outreach system, engaged in worship improvements (specifically working to make it more multicultural, and inclusive of the large influx of Cameroonian immigrants the congregation has witnessed) and strived to systemize accountability systems.

Amite-Arcola Presbyterian Church; Amite, LA
Full-time Stated Supply Pastor
1/12-2/13
Near Weekly Pulpit Supply
6/11-12/11

  • 40 members
  • ~20 average worship
  • small town/rural

Primary Accomplishments: Engaged session in visioning process, led weekly bible study, re-established relationships with presbytery, worked closely with leaders to discern a sustainable path forward for the congregation.

HandsOn New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Community Resources Supervisor
9/10-1/12

  • Oversaw operations of HandsOn’s Volunteer Bunk House and Tool Lending Library which included responsibility over the budget
  • Created and implemented a new tool tracking database, along with an overhaul of operations that led to increased revenue, tool check outs, prompter tool returns, more consistent late fees collected, and increased overall membership
  • Built relationships with numerous community groups and non-profits, particularly around rebuilding New Orleans
  • Member of Leadership Team meetings which involved coordinating with other departments, and ongoing visioning for HandsOn as a whole
  • Supervised four staff members

St Bernard Project (SBP); Chalmette/New Orleans, LA
Staff Electrician
7/09-8/10

  • Helped rebuild over 50 houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
  • Supervised electrician work crews composed of rotating volunteers and two other permanent staff electricians
  • Trained volunteers and staff on proper residential wiring to Louisiana state code
  • Participated in formal staff/management conversations about future of SBP

Youth Services Opportunities Project; New York, NY,
Work Camp Leader & Development Assistant (part-time)
2/04-6/09

  • Co-led overnight work camps (where students volunteered in soup kitchens and food pantries across NYC), led reflection, maintained rules, organized volunteer groups, served as point of contact for emergencies and other issues
  • Served as Development Assistant, helping to organize mailing campaigns and writing grants

Center for the Urban Environment (CUE); Brooklyn, NY
Environmental Educator
3/04-5/09

  • Taught pre-packaged Urban Environment and Science curriculum as a “push-in” educator, working with pre-school through high school age students across NYC
  • Participated in professional development around inquiry based learning?
  • Taught Adult English as a Second Language classes
  • Lead teacher, 2-3 grade, for CUE sponsored summer camp
  • Developed curriculum

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church; Brooklyn, NY,
Seminary Intern
8/06-5/07

  • ~200 members
  • ~120 average worship
  • multicultural
  • urban

Mt Kisco Presbyterian Church; Mt. Kisco, NY,
Youth Group Leader
9/05-6/06

  • ~180 members
  • ~120 average worship
  • suburban